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key term
affirmative action

change in late 1960s
policy of helping AA by a form of positive action and quotas for education and employment
controversial and reduced during republican administration of Ronald Reagen in 1980s


Nixon's Executive order 11578 =

required all employers with federal contracts to draft affirmative action policies to activley promote AA


Act of 1972 extends equal employment legislation to

all federal, state and local govs


The Civil Rights Act of 1991 (employment) =

businesses have to show any discrimination in employment did not spring from racial discrimination but was based on genuine requirements of the company